Book: Beneath the Lake by Casi McLeancategories: Book, Suspense, Mystery, Romance, Lake Lanier Islands, Moonshine, Historical, Atlanta, Nascar, Romantic Suspense, Twist Ending, Destiny, Time Travel
Casi McLeanabout this book: Beneath The Lake, my newest release, begged to be written. A town that time forgot––the eerie lore attached to a rural area that sleeps beneath Atlanta's famous man-made lake, Sidney Lanier, fascinated me. Homes, churches and businesses still linger beneath the surface.
And Looper Speedway, a half-mile dirt track where bootleggers competed with their souped-up cars, bared its cement stands in a recent draught. The moonshiners of the 1940's added built-in suspense, not to mention the birth of NASCAR.
There's a Lady of the Lake who haunts the ghost town too. Do you want more creepy lore? Swimmers get trapped among the deadfall of sheered-off trees and town remains and disappear without a trace, destined to spend eternity imprisoned within their watery grave. Even expert divers get tangled beneath the murky surface, hence the lake's unnerving label: Lanier never gives up its dead. The inspiration haunted me, begged to be told.
What a perfect setting for a romantic time-slip suspense series. I've published five novelettes, all with eerie twist endings, but I knew my debut novel had to be a time-slip. Why? Ever since my childhood imagination discovered Madeleine L'Engles, A Wrinkle In Time, the idea of time travel intrigued me. And Lake Lanier, a man-made lake with mesmerizing history presented a plausible theory: what if the explosions required to excavate the lake induced a seismic shift and, given enough energy, could open a portal to a different dimension or a rip in time. I loved the possibilities.
Once the elements entwined, Beneath The Lake blossomed with an energy and life of its own.
Book two in my Beneath The Lake series, Beyond The Mist, picks up where the first story ends incorporating two minor characters as the new hero and heroine. Any guesses as to who will pick up the ball? Hmmm... maybe a contest is in the works. What do you think?
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